Rise subjects! Your dark lord Azzafel commands you Rise!
Before my throne rests a twisted altar. Let it be known that he who can
complete the rite of becoming upon its stone top will become my avatar!
A dark gift for only for one worthy enough to best his peer. Let the battle begin!
Hello! My name is Numeron
, and this is my 9th
entry in the 7 day roguelike challenge! This year, my game is called Cult
It will be a 'king of the hill' style arena game where being the first to stay on the altar before Azzafel will transform you into his avatar, and gift you additional powers that come with such a dark privilege. You must use these powers to fend of the hordes of lowly cultists - but should be unable to, then a new avatar will rise and you will join the hordes yourself. As a player you aren't just any old cultist though, you can pick from several classes which give you various abilities and can upgrade them throughout the match. While there will be other named strong cultists with powers that you will be primarily competing against, the fun thing about this game will be the hordes of hopeful undead and lowly acolytes. They will be easy to dispatch but hopefully also present a unique feeling of unbridled chaos, and new tactical avenues as the unnamed cultists rally around the named ones.
Unfortunately this year I don't have as much time to work on this as I normally do, and I only found out about that not so long ago. This means my original plan to add multiplayer functionality will most likely be canned along with some of the variety. I had some good ideas for multiplay - that there would be several game clocks, and while you aren't in view of another player you get to move as you wish - but once two players can see each other turns take a second each. But alas. Anyway I still feel good about this one so stay tuned!
Got a main menu down and an empty world up, along with some new graphics - like the Azzafel gif at the top of the page which will be an in game asset (he'll watch over the center of the arena). Nothing too substantial yet.. I want to try to nail the world gen as soon as possible because that always seems to take the longest in my 7drls. I'm going to be pixelling new sprites like mad during my lunch breaks, and I'm determined to put together a good looking interesting environment.